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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 18, 2009 3:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: question

I decided to burn some shows to CD as MP3 files as my stereo can handle it, after carefully making sure the shows/tracks were in the order I wanted I burned to CD. However, now while playing on the stereo they are playing in a different order than I had them on my burner software. Anyone know why? Any way to remedy? The Burner software I used is Sonic.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Feb 18, 2009 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: question

Are they being re-ordered alphabetically? That's happened to me with iTunes, and until you switch it from alphabetical to some other order, it refuses to play them any other way. In iTunes, you can sort alphabetically, by artist, or by 'album'. If you're just doing a GD concert, ordering it 'by album' seems to leave them in the proper order. I know you're using a different system, but maybe they have that in common. Good luck!

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 18, 2009 3:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: question

Even though the directions for the Sonic burner says it will burn them in the order they are put in on the add files window it appears it burned them based on track number. If this is the case then I guess I would have to put all the MP3 files in a folder and manually update the track number. Maybe I'll try adding the shows by folder instead of adding the individual tracks - the burner software indicates adding by folder will work. In the mean time I am listening to 7-31-74, 12-14-71, 11-17-78 & 10-28-69 all interleaved - pretty funny actually.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Feb 18, 2009 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: question

That sounds familiar as well. I know that when you upload songs here to the LMA, they will upload based on track number, regardless of how you ordered them. If they don't have numbers, it re-orders them alphabetically. I have to manually change the track numbers on the MP3's when that happens. Why are these damn machines so fooking LINEAR? I prefer abstract and oblique thinking...

Put a post up here if the re-numbering works...I'm curious now! Thanks... :)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 18, 2009 5:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: question

I added the shows to burner by folder and burned to disc that way and it seems to have solved the problem of interleaving the tracks from the different shows. I have a JVC shelf stereo that plays MP3 and it even displays what folder its playing, along with song, track artist and album. Sure as hell is easier than re-numbering each track.

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Poster: waynecs Date: Feb 18, 2009 4:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: question

I had the same problem and had to add track #s in front of the titles to make them play in the order I wanted.